A document must satisfy the requirements of the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act and other related statutes before it can be filed with the Division of Business Services.
Only documents required or permitted to be filed by the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act and other related statutes can be accepted for filing with the Division of Business Services.
A document must contain all of the information required by the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act. It may contain other information as well.
The document must be typewritten or printed in ink in a clear and legible fashion on one side of letter or legal size paper.
The document must be in the English language. An LLC name need not be in English if written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals. The certificate of existence required of foreign LLCs need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.
The document must be executed by the person submitting the document for filing, or by an authorized representative of such a person.
The person executing the document must sign it and state beneath or opposite the person’s signature such person’s name and the capacity in which such person signs if other than the person’s individual capacity.
The document may but need not contain such items as an attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary, and an acknowledgment, verification or proof.
An annual report must include the date that the document is signed. All other documents submitted for filing may but need not contain the date the document is signed.
The document should contain a statement that makes it clear that it is being filed pursuant to the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act.
No articles of organization or application for certificate of authority can be filed with the Division of Business Services unless the document designates the registered agent and registered office of the LLC. Thereafter, no other document can be filed with the Division of Business Services if, at the time of filing, the LLC does not have a registered agent or registered office designated (unless the LLC simultaneously files a statement designating the registered agent and/or registered office, as appropriate).